Having a house with a porch, a deck, or any sort of outdoor space to make your own is truly a blessing. While they can be hard to maintain, there is nothing more rewarding than spending time on the front or back of your house, enjoying the breeze while you get some work done, read a book, or sip on a drink. Your house won’t be a home until you claim this space as your own and turn it into something truly yours. To help you with this great endeavor, we will go into detail about four different decorations we believe will make your home more beautiful.
Pots and planters
A home without a little green is merely a house. Keeping plants inside can be somewhat difficult if you have kids or pets that can easily damage them or break the pots you put them in. However, there is no excuse not to keep some plants outside, particularly where they can serve a double purpose and act as ornaments on your front porch, deck, or patio. You can let your creativity fly and have big planters, or dozens of small pots. Put them up a wall, create your own greenhouse, go nuts!
There is no way to sit down and contemplate the majestic work you’ve done in your outdoor space without some furniture to actually sit on. Patio furniture can be really beautiful, since weather resistant materials can make for a rustic yet sophisticated look on your deck or patio. You can truly have it any way you want it, with wooden chairs and tables to rattan dining sets or simply beach chairs if that’s more up your alley.
Outdoor ceiling fan
It can get really hot outside during the summer, so keeping everything fresh and ventilated is a top priority. Air conditioning and fans do the trick for indoor spaces, but it is a shame when it is so hot you literally cannot stand to set foot outside your house. For those days when it’s simply too beautiful yet too hot to be out, an outdoor ceiling fan works wonders. You can easily install it if you have a roof over your patio or deck, since they are not that complicated to assemble and install. They are usually large enough to require little power in exchange for constant air flow and cooling of your outdoor space.
Outdoor fire pit/fireplace
Finally, for the colder months of the year or simply for any night you want to be out and stay warm, there is no rival to having your own fire pit or fireplace. If done right, it can be the piece that ties the whole space together in an aesthetically pleasing and functional way at the same time. You can have your traditional brick fireplace, or go crazy and build something more elaborate that integrates things like a pizza oven for more entertainment. If you live in a warm place that doesn’t really need the heat of the fire, you can get something more discreet like a fire pit or a digital fireplace that just looks like fire.